Gear for my Oct. 10 Day

FatPat

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Patrick Fitzgerald
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14' Pacific Skiff 30hp Tohatsu
I'm doing my first 10day in October 2016
On the American Angler.

This is my list so far trying to keep it simple. All reels but the HX are filled with 65# braid, with the HX filled with 80# .

Where am i lacking?

30#- Avet Mxl- Calstar gg270-8h (bait)
40#- Avet JX - Calstar gf700h (bait)
40#- Torum 20hg - Calstar gg90j (jig stick)
50/60#- Avet JX Raptor- Calstar gf700xh
60/80#- Avet HXRaptor- Calstar gf770xh


I'm thinking of adding another 40/50# 8' setup for wahoo. And i plan on using boat gear for trolling/kite (if we get in to that)

Opinions appreciated
 
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richardblufin

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Looks like you are covered. I have a very similar list. I will be headed out on the RP on a 10day in Oct. Good luck you should do fine.
 
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hucklongfin

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MarkT
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You should be fine but don't let that stop you from adding more!

I've done 10 days the last couple of years in early October. Your bread and butter rigs are:
30-40# bait for yt/yft/wahoo
50# for yoyo and wahoo bombs.

I took 25#, 2x30#, 2x40#, 2x50#, 60-80#, 3xjig/popper sticks, Nothing above 50# was needed/used. Trolled with boat rigs.
 
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SemperFishing

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Apr 26, 2007
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Would def add the 50lb outfit. If you start running into fish 40-80lbs consistently, you're gonna be using the heck out of it.
 
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screamingreel

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Jeff Burroughs
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Hello Patrick,

Your list will work as-is. You will probably use the 40 to 50 lbs. rigs the most.

I already have the gear, so I usually bring dedicated 20 lbs. and 100 lbs. rigs too. I've fished for Calicos and/or caught tuna over 100 lbs. on a 5 day so I like to be prepared. It is a 10-day trip so you just never know...

Good luck and enjoy your first 10-day!

- Jeff Burroughs

I'm doing my first 10day in October 2016
On the American Angler.

This is my list so far trying to keep it simple. All reels but the HX are filled with 65# braid, with the HX filled with 80# .

Where am i lacking?

30#- Avet Mxl- Calstar gg270-8h (bait)
40#- Avet JX - Calstar gf700h (bait)
40#- Torum 20hg - Calstar gg90j (jig stick)
50/60#- Avet JX Raptor- Calstar gf700xh
60/80#- Avet HXRaptor- Calstar gf770xh


I'm thinking of adding another 40/50# 8' setup for wahoo. And i plan on using boat gear for trolling/kite (if we get in to that)

Opinions appreciated
 

REK

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Oct 21, 2006
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I suggest at least one cow rig. You never know (2005, I believe). I didn't get to fish the lower banks due to most anglers not having this rig. A couple of years later, the skipper didn't even ask. Just told us to get it ready.
 
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Steve K

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Pat, as it gets closer, send your info to Lori and ask one of the guys to get back to you with suggestions and what they would have you borrow from the boat.
 
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DannyNoonan

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IMO, you're pretty much set. The cow setup suggestion is a bit of a stretch - could it happen? Yes. Is it likely? Hmmm...

Your HX can easily do dropper loop duty - 80# is fine, and you'll be set for ANY YT you're ever likely to encounter.

Other than goof off stuff (popper rigs, vertical jigging, etc.), the other thing you're likely to encounter is some inshore bass fishing and/or rockfish filler time. I'd suggest something on the lighter end for swim baits...
 

Pangamaster

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I agree with Mr Noonan...you are set!

Don't buy any more rigs! You are good for your first trip. Best advice I just got on my recent first 14 day trip. There are many ways to rig up for a trip. You have all the bases covered. Go...fish hard! You will know after this trip what would be nice to have and what you really want for your next trip. Everyone's list is different. People confuse what is necessary and what is nice to have. You have 2 perfect rigs already for this trip...a bait and jig 40# setup. You will use this most of the time. You have below this and above this for other opportunities. You're set. Get your terminal tackle dialed in and save the rest of your cash for the deposit on next years trip!
 

Steve K

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Tell you what, think you should listen to Dave.
 

Olddog8

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I agree with Mr Noonan...you are set!

Don't buy any more rigs! You are good for your first trip. Best advice I just got on my recent first 14 day trip. There are many ways to rig up for a trip. You have all the bases covered. Go...fish hard! You will know after this trip what would be nice to have and what you really want for your next trip. Everyone's list is different. People confuse what is necessary and what is nice to have. You have 2 perfect rigs already for this trip...a bait and jig 40# setup. You will use this most of the time. You have below this and above this for other opportunities. You're set. Get your terminal tackle dialed in and save the rest of your cash for the deposit on next years trip!
Agree with Dave 100%. I have done several of these types of trips with almost your same line-up and was fine. I've since become a tackle whore and bring more stuff but what you have is perfect. Every trip is different, so it's hard to say what you need the most of. Generally 40lb is your go to, I have fish as low as 25lb (bluefin on the ridge of all the crazy things) and 50-60lb for yellowtail was mandatory because the sea dogs were literally coming over the rail to eat hooked fish.

Like Dave said, stick to what you have unless you just need a new toy.
 
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Lake

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I fished two days on my last 10 day with 100 and 130. I'd certainly have one with me, or at least make arrangements with the boat to have a loaner available.
 

hucklongfin

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I'm thinking of adding another 40/50# 8' setup for wahoo.
Opinions appreciated
Shimano TranX on a Phenix 809xhj works for me! I even got a Wahoo last year with a Lexa 400 on an 869h.

I've got 315 yds of 80# Maxcuatro spectra on the TranX and use a short leader of 40-50# mono for Wahoo bombs and poppers. Great fun!
 
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